CLARK – The Clark Police Department has announced parking restrictions in the area near Oak Ridge Park this weekend, in anticipation of heavy traffic created by the Union County Musicfest.
There will be a county fair with amusement rides, midway games and food from Thursday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 13. The music festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday’s featured performer is Third Eye Blind, while Sunday’s headliner is Pete Yorn. For complete details and a schedule of events, log onto www.ucmusicfest.com.
This popular festival draws thousands of spectators, particularly on Saturday and Sunday. Paid parking will be available within the confines of the park. In addition, shuttle buses are expected to bring in participants from satellite locations throughout the county. Festival organizers expect to have sufficient parking on site.
In anticipation of heavy traffic and in the interest of public safety, it will be necessary to prohibit all street parking west of Lake Avenue from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 4 p.m. until midnight on Friday, Sept. 11, and from 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, Police Chief Denis Connell said. Signs will be posted on all affected streets for the duration of the Musicfest.
Additional police patrols will be assigned to monitor traffic conditions and remove violators in the area, Connell said.
Parking will be prohibited on both sides of the following streets, pursuant to Clark Ordinance 7-7.2: Schwinn Drive; Conger Way; Lance Drive; Rutgers Road; Arbor Lane; Roberts Road; Kincaid Place; Oak Ridge Road; Woodland Road; Laurel Lane; Willow Way; Wheatsheaf Road; Brookside Terrace; Deerwood Drive; Hawthorne Drive; Orchard Terrace; Limoli Lane; Locust Grove Drive; Grove Street; William Street; Briar Heath Lane and Lake Avenue.
All of the affected streets will be open to residential traffic throughout the festival. This temporary parking ban is necessary to prevent gridlock by festival participants seeking free on-street parking and to ensure that emergency response vehicles have immediate, unimpeded access to all addresses, Connell said.
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